"La Vera Chapel had planned to get her 15th Elvis tattoo this year, until she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
She already has "the three stages of Elvis - '56, '68 and '73" tattooed on her right arm, the gates of Graceland on her left forearm, a portrait of Elvis from Charro! above her right breast, and a bare-chested Elvis angel across her back, to name a few.
Each one is a souvenir of Memphis. They mark each of the 14 years the longtime Kmart employee and her husband, Donald, have come here from White Lake, Mich., for the annual Graceland candlelight vigil commemorating the Aug. 16, 1977, death of Elvis Aaron Presley.
But with multiple sclerosis, "The nerve endings, they tend to jump, and that's not good when you're getting a tattoo - 'Whoops, there goes Elvis's face!' " Chapel, 49, said Friday."
This came from a search for tattoos and MS. The line about
nerve endings makes sense to me. So maybe, like real estate, t's all about
(Mod Note: Lou, i just deleted a double paste)
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